The Historic Robert Jenkins House at 113 Warren Street in Hudson, NY holds another tour day on Saturday, July 1, 11 am-2 pm. The 1811 house, built for the prominent and influential community figure, is on the National Register of Historic Places as Nationally Significant.
The house is an early example of federal-style architecture in the Hudson Valley where Dutch architecture dominated during the 18th century. The house is maintained as a chapter house where routine business of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution takes place.
Beginning in 1900 when the chapter received it as a gift, the house was the site of the city’s first and only free public library until 1959 when the Hudson Area Library was established. Now, an historical and genealogical library is open to the public, still free of charge.
The Historic Robert Jenkins House is an “American Treasure,” evidenced by a Save America’s Treasures grant awarded in September 2021 by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Information about the chapter and the Jenkins House can be accessed at hudson-dar.org, facebook.com/HudsonDAR, instagram.com/robertjenkinshouse, email@example.com, and by calling (518) 828-9764.
Photo of Robert Jenkins House Circa 1900 provided by The Hendrick Hudson Chapter.